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Getting to the Asphalt Promise Land. What do I do first?

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STOP! You know it’s there. You see it every day when you come into work. You even walk around the crater to get to your front door. It’s your parking lot, and you’ve been ignoring it every day hoping it will go away. I call it “Asphalt Denial”.

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Don’t Fill Potholes. They get better by themselves.

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Go ahead ignore that little hole in your parking lot. It’s small and I bet it will fill up with dirt and stuff and fix itself. Hey wait! That hole is huge. It was just a tiny thing yesterday. When did that happen? Maybe you can throw a little gravel in it to take care of it. Whaaat? It’s back! And it’s bigger? Go to the hardware store and get a bag of cold patch. $50, for that little bag? I guess you’ll need two. This should take care of it. Noooooo! You patched that hole! It should last forever. The pothole insanity, when will it stop?

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20 Years, Thankful to be still fixing those potholes.

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Today, April 1, marks TAR, Inc.’s 20th anniversary. When I started the business, I thought “no matter what happens in the world there will always be potholes.” Today it’s proven to be very true. Even through recessions, oil crises', and wars, those potholes still needed to be fixed. TAR, Inc. has expanded its services to include all asphalt maintenance including sealcoating, striping, asphalt paving and repair. Through the years of change and growth, there are many things I’m thankful for.

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My Pothole Patcher is Bigger than Yours! Size Does Matter!

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In an asphalt industry where “pothole patching” can range from a guy in a pickup throwing asphalt out the back and running over with their truck tires, to 6 or 7 asphalt workers with air compressors, hot box, tack tank, and an asphalt roller working to fill potholes. There’s that balance of cost and quality that many owners try to overcome.

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Getting to the Asphalt Promise Land. What do I do first?

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STOP! You know it’s there. You see it every day when you come into work. You even walk around the crater to get to your front door. It’s your parking lot, and you’ve been ignoring it every day hoping it will go away. I call it “Asphalt Denial”.

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If Your Pothole Patches Look Like Crap...

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Guess what? They’re crap! I think by instinct we know what quality is. There is a crispness or neatness about quality work, and pothole patching is no different. When we see a patch and it looks like a blob, this doesn’t represent a feeling of longevity or good workmanship. If your patch is lumpy and has tire tracks through it, the pothole patch shows carelessness and indifference.

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Head over heels

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You need to fix your pothole when the phrase head over heels doesn't mean you're in love!

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Glad Summer Is Here - Now I Can Fish

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It's only funny when it's not your tire screaming through that. Even at slow speeds, potholes can do real damage.

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